We have developed a programme of talks as part of our year-long The Imagined City initiative. Discussions with invited speakers will be taking place between July and September 2016 and all information can be found on The Imagined City project page.
For The Imagined City Bus Tour (on Saturday 16 April 2016, leaving from An Culturlann, Falls Road at 2pm) Household have invited artists Paddy Bloomer, Charlotte Bosanquet, Colin Darke, and Aideen Doran to imagine four artworks tracing a route from West to East Belfast Working with researcher James Houston, whose work focuses on performances of identity and the restrictions generated by the fragmented topography of Belfast, this project takes as its starting point the absence of any public transport link connecting these two sides of the city. The participating artists have created four speculative audio works investigating the possibilities and impossibilities of this journey. This tour positions the artist as navigator, exploring new ways of seeing our city.
Curated as part of Belfast City Council’s City as Gallery programme delivered by PLACE Built Environment Centre.
This event feeds into Household’s overall 2016 public programme The Imagined City concerning the role of art and artists in urban environments.
To book a free place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit The Imagined City project page
We submitted a response to the Northern Irish Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure’s Strategy for Culture & Arts 2016 – 2026 consultation document.
Read it here (PDF): Household DCLA Strategy Response
This Monday we were invited to speak at Belfast City Council’s new City as a Gallery initiative launch at City Hall. As well as providing an introduction to what we do as a collective, Alissa and Ciara discussed what we believed the role of the artist to be (this was the focus of the panel discussion) and presented some best practice case studies from organisations such as Checkpoint Helsinki, Creative Time and Artangel – who we worked with in September as part of our Out in the Open project – and Situations, who we met with during our research and development phase earlier this year.